Letchworth State Park Wedding Photography: Mike and Lena

October 11, 2014  •  3 Comments

Mike and Lena's wedding day was filled with tenderness, tears, moms, and most of all love.  Lena is from the Ukraine and when planning their wedding it was very important for her mother and sister to be here to celebrate with them.  It was not an easy feat and they met a few glitches along the way, but ultimately, both her mother and sister were able to make the long trip and attend the wedding.  Lena was an exchange student which is how this couple originally met, so she not only had her mother from Ukraine but her host mother also.  Mike's mother and Lena's host mother were friends from high school so this union was embraced by all.   

Catering: Debbie and Brian Gross

DJ:Jamie and Kelly McClurg

Flowers: Roxanne Backer

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162_JMS6729-18631 Thank you Mike and Lena for allowing us into your very beautiful and sweet day.  We have enjoyed capturing your love in pictures as it is so evident between the two of you.  We wish you many, many blessings and years and years of happiness. 

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Comments

3.Joe & Sue Marcin(non-registered)
Mike and Lena thank you for sharing your beautiful memories..the day goes by so quickly the love and memories will last a lifetime. May you be blessed with many, many years filled with love and making new memories! Absolutely beautiful!
2.Aunt Mary & Uncle Tom(non-registered)
Such lovely photos! Sorry we were not able to share in your wedding, but we are celebrating! Welcome to the family Mike!
1.Cindy Hadley(non-registered)
Lena and Mike,
What gorgeous photos of a beautiful couple! These pictures bring back the joy and uniqueness of that day, and your photographers have made that possible! We will never forget our special little girl from Ukraine and the path to the present... Love you both!
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